OK.......Have decided that we want to start using our restrooms in the RV to the fullest, if you know what I mean. I searched a bit on here this morning and found the "geo method". Thought it sounded good ~ Calgon, laundry soap, etc. Off to the store I went. A small box of Calgon is about $6 here and at 2 cups for each tank......we live full time on the road......up to four adults at a time......you can do the math. One box might do 2.5 tank changes. Am I missing something? Any other options that I missed that may not require me to carry an entire storage compartment full of Calgon? Just want a nice, clean, smell free tank without extensive hassle and/or expense. Thoughts?
Always keep at least 1/4 tank liquid in the tank to slosh things around and keep solids from sticking to sides and the top. I don't use anything but water and a good tank flush each time I dump and have had good results.
2013 Keystone Sydney 340FBH 5'er
2012 Silverado 3500HD, SRW,LTZ,4x4, Z71, Crew, 6.0 Gasser, 4:10 Gears, Standard bed
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Go to the dollar store. buy 1/2 gal of Pine power cleaner for $1.99. Use 2 cups after every dump with about 5 gal of water. Make sure you fill the black tank to almost full before dumping and you won't have any problems. The oil in the cleaner will keep things from sticking and lube the sensors. The deodorants will kill the smell.
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2007 Ford F-350 diesel/dually & Sunnybrook Titan KSRV 39-1 Toy hauler 5th wheel hauling my custom Harley
When you camp, whether for (1) night or several, "do not" leave the black tank valve open until ready to dump and then the tank should be preferably 1/2-3/4 full. After dumping, take a few minutes and use this rinser to cleaner the tank insides. Fancy dancey chemicals and other glorified liquids are generally not needed if ample water is used when utilizing the potty and the rinser is used regularly. If you do install a tank flusher, buy a separate 25ft regular yard hose to use when flushing and not the white RV water hose.